When you picture your adventure elopement, it might be hard to picture what the day will look like, start to finish. Check out three sample adventure elopement timelines before: from short hikes to three-day backpacking trips, from a few friends to just the two of you, from a wild rock climbing adventure to a picnic on the riverbank, every elopement should be as unique as the couple eloping.
Planning your elopement should be stress-free, and your day should be all about your love.
Here are a few of my favorite tips when planning your your elopement timeline:
I’ve outlined three possible options for your elopement timeline, all unique to the couple’s elopement dreams.
One elopement takes place on the Oregon coast and ends with time to celebrate family and friends. The second mountainous elopement includes a short hike, and plenty of time with dogs. The third backpacking elopement heads to a fire lookout for an overnight stay.
Read on to learn more about how you can structure your elopement, and what you can add in to make the day all your own.
This couple imagined a short walk to their elopement location on the coast with plenty of time to celebrate with family and friends throughout the day.
Nestled in Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area lies the most beautiful area of rolling sand dunes – one of the most epic elopement spots I have ever photographed! This stunning spot is literally 500 feet from the parking lot and offers insane views no matter the time of day. It’s a great spot for both sunrise and sunset ceremonies.
These sand dunes can be particularly empty on weekday mornings during sunrise. Many times, I’ve never seen more than two or three people around in the early mornings. The people that do visit during sunrise will often spend time on the beach and not the dunes.
Bonus: Everything in this itinerary is within walking distance, and you won’t need any cars!
You can stay in a renovated airstream at Harts Camp, within walking distance across the street from the Kiwanda Dunes.
This couple came to me with one goal: to spend a chill, relaxing day hanging out with their dogs and their friends, and a few beers.
The gorgeous high desert gorge Leslie Gulch made for a beautiful and serene elopement location for this couple. All told, it ended up being a three-mile hike.
Consider booking a campsite at Leslie Gulch, or a local Airbnb nearby.
This couple wanted to take a hike through the mountains to say their vows at the top of the world, and then spend the night together under the stars at a vintage fire lookout.
A remote lookout cabin outside of Glacier National Park, Montana.
You can spend your elopement day exactly how you want to spend it! If you’ve started dreaming about your elopement, but can’t seem to figure out how the day will work, I hope this guide of different elopement timelines helps you start to plan out your dream elopement. If you have questions feel free to reach out, I’m happy to help!
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JayneMayAgnes is an Oregon based elopement photographer who travels internationally to document the beautiful and intimate moments of her couples elopement day. Her style is focused on documenting real emotion, precious moments and big laughter layered over the grand landscapes of the the world. She also photographs micro-weddings and intimate weddings for couples who want their closest family and friends to witness their wedding day.
Medford, Oregon | USA